The cigar begins with wood, dark earth and baking spice. At a quarter inch in, the baking spice morphs into black pepper and becomes quite bold. At a half inch in, the wood gains a light toast note. The retrohale is toasted wood, dark earth, light creaminess and a zinging black pepper to finish. At an inch in, the black pepper mellows a bit. At an inch and a quarter, a light cocoa powder joins in. The third wraps up with lightly toasted wood slightly ahead of dark earth, black pepper a little further behind and some light cocoa powder. The strength was slightly above medium.